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2024: Godson

October 02, 2023 - I witnessed the birth of this human. I was there as his name was chosen. I am his feisty godmother. It was my honor to p...
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The Graduate

July 03, 2023 - I know, it's been a minute. I am thrilled to kick off senior season with this recent graduate! We thought about doing se...
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2023: Familiar Face

October 21, 2022 - This senior wanted to capture some autumnal colors in her photos. Her mom and I carefully studied the weather forecast a...
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2023: McCourtie Park

September 27, 2022 - It was raining - nay, pouring when I left my house. It was drizzling when I arrived at McCourtie Park. And then, in perf...
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2023: Twins

September 26, 2022 - When I was in high school, I had friends who were identical twins. I could tell them apart from from the backs of their...
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2023: Flowers in Her Hair

August 20, 2022 - We had plans for this photo shoot, but then at the last possible moment, we changed them. And I'm so glad we did. We sta...
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2023: Old Enough to be Your Mama

August 17, 2022 - The class of 2023 will have a special place in my heart, as I have a senior, too. I love when my work crosses into the p...
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2023: VIP

June 19, 2022 - The class of 2023 senior portrait season has begun with a VIP. This senior squeezed in our session before heading off to...
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The Value of an Image

February 23, 2022 - Recently one of my photos was used with an obituary. It wasn't the first time, and I suspect, it won't be the last. Ever...
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Class of 2022: The Last Nice Day

October 13, 2021 - Is today the last nice day of this epically long Michigan summer? If so, I'm glad I got to spend it with this guy. He's...
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Class of 2022

August 06, 2021 - I have taken summer vacation to heart this year and have not been updating my blog. Oops! Let's see if I remember how to...
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2021: Happy New Year!

January 01, 2021 - Welcome 2021. Sometimes a flip in the calendar is more than it seems. 2020 was a dramatic year. If it had been a horror...
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2021: Applying All Over

October 19, 2020 - This senior is sending college applications all over the country. She's already landed her number one pick, but why stop...
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2021: Baby Girl

October 19, 2020 - I remember seeing this {now} senior when she was a newborn. As with us all, the aging process is happening, regardless o...
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2021: Fall Colors

October 12, 2020 - This senior had a session in downtown Jackson during the summer. We simultaneously booked a fall inspired shoot. It seem...
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2021: Ballerinas in the Back

October 05, 2020 - This active nature and water lover picked the perfect spot for her portraits. So much so, that it almost even looks fake...
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2021: Poolside

September 25, 2020 - High school is an exciting time of exploration: playing multiple sports, trying out for the school play, and joining var...
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2021: Access

September 21, 2020 - We had to jump through some hoops, but we got a very limited access for the duration of our shoot to our beloved {closed...
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2021: Cross Country

September 14, 2020 - I really do enjoy photographing at Ella Sharp Park campus. There is so much available in terms of interesting backdrops.
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2021: Downtown

August 25, 2020 - I meet my clients where they're at. Some love to be photographed and will go on posing for days. Others are doing it bec...
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2021: Play Me a Melody

August 24, 2020 - This past weekend I took a trip to Island Park in Eaton Rapids. I met up with a senior who chose the spot and a nearby c...
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2021: Jackson Town

August 19, 2020 - After an initial streak of girls, we've got a few boys on the schedule to mix things up! Though he doesn't remember me,...
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2021: Sunflowers

August 15, 2020 - Though not the norm, it is not unusual for a senior to have two sessions. Sometimes they are spread over different seaso...
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2021: Downtown Lights

July 23, 2020 - If you've not yet worked with me, you might not know that I am constantly checking the weather for our shoots. The weath...
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2021: Downtown

June 27, 2020 - We have kicked off senior portraits for the class of 2021! After a necessary cheer celebrating the new "season" we ventu...
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Senioritis: 2020

June 13, 2020 - My final senior of the class of 2020 is a special one. He's been a part of our lives since his first grade. He and my so...
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Senioritis: 2020 Strong

May 25, 2020 - These portraits were supposed to happen a while back. But you know, a pandemic hit. And life got shut down. We're slowly...
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Class of Covid 2020

April 10, 2020 - In honor of my son's 18th birthday, we planned a photo shoot. (What else do we have to do?) We listed our props: mortarb...
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Senioritis: Mine

October 14, 2019 - I feel a connection to most of my subjects. We are a little vulnerable together as we create images. But this one in par...
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Senioritis: Camp Life

October 07, 2019 - It was a pleasure to return to Camp Dainava for another session. It's difficult to comprehend that two months have passe...
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Senioritis: Baseball and Guitar

September 30, 2019 - This senior is all about the jams and baseball. (Wait, am I dating myself? Does anyone say "jams" anymore?) We were sche...
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Senioritis: Cousins

September 17, 2019 - These two cousins weren't really into having their pictures done, but their moms were certain they wanted some photos to...
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Senioritis: It

September 16, 2019 - I had so much fun photographing this senior. She brought a few props to incorporate into her session and it sparked a lo...
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Senioritis: Soccer

September 08, 2019 - This guy has been playing soccer since kindergarten. He's had a rough start to his senior year with an injury. Hopefully...
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Senioritis: Baseball

September 05, 2019 - This guy. He's funny and chill. And someday he might have a Golden Retriever and name it Henry. And baseball is his thin...
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Senioritis: 18

August 09, 2019 - I got to be among the first to wish this guy a very happy 18th birthday! In case you were wondering, having your senior...
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Senioritis: Amber Eyes

August 08, 2019 - My last session of our week at Dainava was with this girl. I asked about her youth and I was rewarded with a fascinating...
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Senioritis: Non-Lith

August 06, 2019 - So, this camp I was at last week is a Lithuanian Heritage Camp. I attended as a child, and I've brought my kids up atten...
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Senioritis: Little Brother

August 05, 2019 - I snapped up this guy's older sister a few years ago for her senior portraits. It was fun to revisit the same location,...
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Senioritis: Double Dose

August 05, 2019 - I had the privilege of photographing these two upcoming seniors. We were hanging out at a lush camp in Manchester for th...
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Senioritis: Bounce

July 28, 2019 - This kid's mom was one of my first friends when I moved to Jackson over fifteen years ago! I've had the honor of photogr...
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Senioritis: Puppy Love

July 23, 2019 - I've known this senior since his Pre-K days. He was always taller than my son. He's a solid 6'2" now. A football player...
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Senioritis: So it Begins

June 18, 2019 - I'm so excited to be back in Senioritis Season! I got the chance to hang out with this class of 2020 member and her mom...
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Senioritis: Braces Off

May 07, 2019 - One of my dearest friends was prepared for me to say no. Her son was getting his braces off April 29th. He has a photo s...
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Senioritis: Hail

October 23, 2018 - Remember Saturday? There was an hour and a half delay for the Michigan vs. Michigan State game? Then for the rest of the...
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Senioritis: Murals

October 23, 2018 - Right outside my studio are the gifts to Jackson from the recent Bright Walls Jackson Mural Festival. It's become a go-t...
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Senioritis: Ella Style

October 15, 2018 - As autumn blooms in Michigan, our weather is never guaranteed. We got mega lucky on this girls' photo day! We made a cou...
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Senioritis: Meeting in Milford

October 11, 2018 - I met this senior in Milford where there is a nice park and a cute downtown all tightly packed together. This girl has a...
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Senioritis: Dual Sports

October 01, 2018 - I got to meet this guy this weekend. He had me at hello as a cross country runner. Add to it that he's playing soccer as...
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Senioritis: Nephew

October 01, 2018 - I was so glad to have the opportunity to photograph my nephew. My son is just seven months younger, so I've always viewe...
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Senioritis: Taking Flight

August 28, 2018 - Throughout high school, this kid has been in the band and aviation club. We paid homage to both during his session. He's...
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Senioritis: All That Jazz

August 14, 2018 - This kid. Smart, handsome, creative and talented. Such a threat! I enjoyed hanging out with him downtown and then in fro...
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Senioritis: Third of Three

August 01, 2018 - This is the third of three visits I made to Dainava for early morning shoots. I got to hang out with this kid who has be...
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Senioritis: Camp Continued

July 31, 2018 - In order to capture these seniors at camp, we meet around 6:30 am to enjoy the freshest morning light, and to be on the...
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Senioritis: Summer Camp

July 31, 2018 - This is the first of three seniors in the same location. We all have a shared experience, one generation removed. We all...
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Senioritis: Little Brother

July 27, 2018 - This senior has an older brother who was one of my seniors last year. I was careful not to repeat the same shots or spot...
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Senioritis: Football in the City

July 19, 2018 - I secured my spot as this senior's photographer after a family session last summer. He doesn't love having his photos ta...
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Senioritis: First Dose

July 09, 2018 - Ah! My first dose of Senioritis for the class of 2019! Felt so good! We had rescheduled to avoid the mega heat of the we...
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Senioritis: Spring in the City

May 08, 2018 - My son was always quiet. He ran cross country and played the saxophone, and planned to do so in high school. Before fres...
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Class of 1993

February 02, 2018 - 2018 marks 25 years since I graduated from high school. There are moments that I feel “old”, but overall, I still feel y...
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Senioritis: Artistic Flare

November 13, 2017 - This senior and I met for a pre-shoot consult. We developed a plan for what we wanted to capture in the allotted time. W...
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Senioritis: Sunday Afternoon

October 31, 2017 - Sunday afternoon I got to hang out with this senior. I've photographed her before for school events, but I loved getting...
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Senioritis: Studio Style

October 17, 2017 - You know... you just never know. We had this session scheduled several weeks ago. At the time it was probably 90 outside...
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Senioritis: Summer Camp

October 12, 2017 - Possibly the greatest compliment is when a client drives 3 hours to meet me for a session. Sure, it helps to have a mutu...
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Senioritis: Quick Trip

October 11, 2017 - Not every senior session is hours long with wardrobe and make up. Sometimes we just need to snap the necessary yearbook...
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Senioritis: Taking Aim

October 02, 2017 - Normally people make jokes around me about "shooting" my subjects. I gotta tell ya, I made no such jokes with this senio...
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Senioritis: Ballin' at Dainava

August 10, 2017 - As I said in the previous blog entry, Camp Dainava is a special place. We wake up to foggy mornings on the lake and it i...
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Senioritis: Camp Dainava

August 08, 2017 - For those of you who know me personally, you know that for one week a year I return to the place of my childhood dreams.
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Senioritis: Doubled Up

July 25, 2017 - This morning's photo session included TWO seniors! First cousins graduating from the same high school saw benefit in sch...
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Senioritis: Sports

July 22, 2017 - I'm so excited to be beginning the Senioritis series with a bit more regularity now. This senior went along with the flo...
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When?

June 29, 2017 - It feels like the kids have just begun their summer vacations. Summer camps, sports clinics, movies, swim days, shifts a...
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Senioritis: Garden Guitar

June 20, 2017 - I kicked off the 2018 Senioritis season in Elmhurst, Illinois. This senior and his guitar kept me entertained in the fam...
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PROM: Three Tips for Great Pics

April 22, 2017 - If you've got kids heading off to prom this year, it's time to get your camera ready! Charge the batteries! Clear the me...
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Senioritis: Political Ambition

April 02, 2017 - I love photographing seniors. I love learning who they are and what they aspire to accomplish in their lifetime! This me...
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No Make-over Required

March 10, 2017 - Remember the glamor photo studios that popped up in the nineties? You'd show up with washed hair and they'd take it from...
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Senioritis: Ella Style

November 01, 2016 - I have felt so glad this fall when the weekend weather has been conducive to photo shoots! It makes my clients happy and...
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Senioritis: Nature Scenes

October 16, 2016 - This is this girls' second shoot. Her first session was around downtown Jackson in the summer. She mentioned then that s...
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Senioritis: Chilly Wind

October 10, 2016 - I really can't complain about the weather this "busy season." Aside from a rainy wedding day (that produced beautiful im...
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Senioritis: Sunrise

September 06, 2016 - There was something ethereal about my senior shoot this weekend. We were in a beautiful location, and my senior gave gre...
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Senioritis: Around Town

July 30, 2016 - We had a delayed start (by a week) to our photo session due to a storm that blew through J-Town. But I was glad for the...
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Senioritis: Stormy Skies

July 10, 2016 - I am guessing that this senior was my sister in a previous life. We had some great laughs during our shoot, while dodgin...
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Senioritis: Wheels

July 06, 2016 - It is that wonderful time of the year when Seniors begin their journey into their final year of high school. I was happy...
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Last Minute Senioritis

March 05, 2016 - I'm not going to lie, a last minute dose of Senioritis for the class of 2016 totally hit the spot. I was glad to put the...
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Senioritis Booster Shots

March 01, 2016 - If you've read my blog, perhaps you've picked up on my love for meeting youngsters and watching them grow. Seniors are s...
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Senioritis: Studio Style

December 28, 2015 - I was happy to get another dose of Senioritis at this quiet time of year! This senior wanted to hang out in-studio and a...
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Senioritis: Books and Views

November 02, 2015 - This senior had two things on her list: books and a view. We were able to accommodate both requests by getting roof top...
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Senioritis: Ann Arbor Explorers

September 27, 2015 - This senior came to me with a bucket list that included dinosaurs, a library and the colors of Autumn. We had fun explor...
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Senioritis: Rainless

September 18, 2015 - The weather forecast today was bleak. When my eighth grader came in for breakfast, he couldn't figure out why it was so...
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Senioritis: Golf Boy

September 16, 2015 - There is still enough light in the evenings to capture some great portraits in September! This senior and I met up and h...
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Senioritis: Camp Dainava

August 28, 2015 - It seems that having a loyalty for summer camp is a common theme for those of us who spent our youth at Camp Dainava. Th...
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Senioritis: All Grown Up

August 21, 2015 - I haven't seen this senior since she was in sixth grade. While photographing her, I could see the features in her that w...
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Senioritis: Camp Style

August 08, 2015 - Did you go to summer camp as a kid? Did you go repeatedly? For some of us, summer camp was really the best experience. I...
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Senioritis: Downtown

July 27, 2015 - This senior was quintessentially cool. I mean, he wore a sweater, jeans and boots while I was melting in the July heat....
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Senioritis: Irish Style

July 21, 2015 - I got to wander around downtown with this senior. I had mapped out a walk for us to take. The best part was, one of the...
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Senioritis: Jackson Style

July 17, 2015 - My third senior of the season is a Jackson one! It's always an honor to be asked back by a family. So, I was thrilled to...
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Senioritis: Lisle

July 09, 2015 - I remember talking to my best friend from college about taking my photography on the road this year. She said, "My mom w...
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Senioritis: College Edition

May 07, 2015 - Ah. Photographing this U of M grad was a trip down memory lane. She was my first (high school) senior. In 2010 we schedu...
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Flashback: Portrait Storytelling

May 04, 2015 - In 2012 I asked this senior if she would mind taking a few extra photos with me after her session. I knew her personally...
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Senioritis: Spring Edition

April 21, 2015 - Senioritis strikes again, this time in the spring! This senior was too busy last fall to pose for photos. I was happy to...
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Senioritis: Playing Ball

October 21, 2014 - This senior is the younger sibling of another senior I shot a couple of years ago. It was a delicate balance between wan...
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Senioritis: Home Court Advantage

October 20, 2014 - When a senior chooses to be photographed at home, there is a certain comfort that can't otherwise be duplicated. This se...
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Senioritis: Ann Arbor

October 17, 2014 - While visiting an area college, this senior had her portraits taken along the way. We met in downtown Ann Arbor as a cen...
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Senioritis: Camp

October 06, 2014 - While volunteering at Camp Dainava in July, I was approached by this fellow who concluded he needed his senior portraits...
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Senioritis: All Over Town

September 30, 2014 - For this senior, we zipped about to three locations and got everything checked off the wish list. Except a fountain. Bec...
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Senioritis: Downtown and Soccer

September 29, 2014 - This past weekend I got the chance to meet this lovely chap. We wandered about downtown Jackson, and then zipped over to...
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Senioritis: Crystal Ball

September 01, 2014 - I dig meeting seniors. They are on the brink of an incredible year, and are really figuring out who they are. Meeting th...
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Senioririts: Downtown Jackson

August 18, 2014 - To pay tribute to his dad who works in the City Building, we stayed close to the studio for these senior photos! He pull...
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Senioritis: Twice as Fun

August 16, 2014 - I got another double dose of Seniorirtis last week- and I am not complaining! These young ladies were great sports and p...
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Senioritis: Westward Bound

August 07, 2014 - Sometimes these kids get notions in their heads to go far away from home after graduation. And parents aren't always as...
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Senioritis: Double Dose

July 31, 2014 - I recently got a double dose of Senioritis! TWINS! Between strong winds and rain clouds, we took the opportunity to snap...
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Senioritis Begins

June 30, 2014 - I don't need any medication for this affliction! Senioritis has got me again this year!:) I so love photographing young...
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Graduation Day

May 23, 2014 - This past year, my senior rep at J-High helped spread the word about me. Tonight he graduates as a J-High Valedictorian!...
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Owosso

May 20, 2014 - I often show up to a shoot not having seen the location, whether in someone's home or being invited to a different town...
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Prom

May 11, 2014 - Finally, a fabulous night for a prom!! For the first time in my experience, it was a beautiful night for prom photos! Ho...
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Senioritis: Baby, It's Cold Outside

November 23, 2013 - Just when I thought all the seniors were hibernating for the winter, I got one more call. We met up at the beautiful Jac...
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Senioritis: Waiting for Fall

October 13, 2013 - Saturday i met another of Jackson's seniors. She chose to have her photographs taken on the property where she grew up....
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Senioritis: Ella Sharp Park BFF #2

September 09, 2013 - This past weekend i had double the pleasure of getting to photograph two besties at once! It really worked out great, be...
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Senioritis: Ella Sharp Park BFF #1

September 09, 2013 - This past weekend i had double the pleasure of getting to photograph two besties at once! It really worked out great, be...
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Senioritis: No Pictures, Please

August 25, 2013 - Typically when i wrap a shoot, my subjects offer up, "that was fun, actually." That's my goal. i try to make photo makin...
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Senioritis: This Used to be My Playground

August 25, 2013 - Saturday i met up with this senior and after a few photos on campus, we headed to Loomis Park. i didn't know ahead of ti...
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Senioritis: Arts/Armory

August 24, 2013 - If you hire me for your senior portraits, i will give you advice on your future major or career choice for free. Just as...
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Active, Funny Kids

August 10, 2013 - i love it when kids are funny, and the adults around them pick up on this. This morning's generational shoot had mom and...
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Senioritis: Tennis Courts and TV

July 26, 2013 - This evening's shoot with was a hoot with this creative senior. He brought props and wardrobe and we had ourselves a gre...
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Senior Rep: Connor, Jackson High

May 29, 2013 - Hey Juniors! Meet Connor. If you aren't sure who to hire for your senior portraits, ask Connor what he thinks of LAF Lin...
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